May 27, 2016
This is the best mountain biking to be had in Ohio, and the equal of trails i've ridden in North Carolina. There's no pithy description that can truly apply to the trail; it is too long and varied, and can be started at too many points. There are few constructed features, many natural ones. Having ridden this trail on a variety of bikes, I can say tubeless tires are a MUST for the comfort of your lower back, and for traction over rooty rocky sections. There are segments that are nothing but roots covered in pine needles that you can feasibly traverse at 30 MPH. There are climbs that will push your heart rate to 195. There are no descents requiring a full suspension bike, though some bits around an extremely rocky summit near the "end" of the trail are much easier on a DS. There are many road and trail crossings at which you can bail out and truncate your ride experience. Ride this trail. Ride it now.